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Title Textual criticism and Qur'ān manuscripts / Keith E. Small.
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2012.


 Main Stacks  BP130.45 .S58 2012    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st pbk. ed.
Description xvi, 209 p., [18] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-199) and indexes.
Subject Qurʼan -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History.
Qurʼan -- Hermeneutics.
Contents Arabic transliteration system -- Introductory matters. A critical text for the Qur'ān? -- Descriptions and pictures of the manuscripts -- Observing the textual variants. Orthographic variants involving long vowels -- Copyist mistakes -- Diacritical mark variants and variants affecting grammar -- Rasm variants -- Variant verse divisions -- Physical corrections to manuscripts -- Evaluating the textual variants. Variants in manuscripts compared to those in Islamic records -- Intentionality and non-intentionality with variants -- Oral and written textual transmission -- Conclusions. Concluding reflections. -- Bibliography -- indexes.